Reinsman Charmayne James C11 Copper Dogbone Roller 260
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Reinsman Charmayne James C11 Bit 260 with 7/16 inch copper dogbone roller
7 1/2 inch cheek, 5 1/2 inch mouth
This versatile bit features a dogbone mouthpiece that lies comfortably across the horse's mouth and applies mild pressure to the tongue. The sliding action of the shanks provides poll control, flexion, and helps to engage the hindquarters. The shanks and the purchase are the same length which is great for collection.
Charmayne James is an 11-Time World Champion barrel racer, the first Million Dollar Cowgirl, and has the most consecutive NFR qualifications at 19.
Designed to Charmayne's specifications, the Barrel Racer Series bits will work with most barrel horses. If you don't know which bit your barrel horse needs, the Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle Mouth with Copper Dogbone bit has a little bit of shank (below the mouthpiece) and the purchase (above the mouthpiece) is the same length so it makes this a well balanced bit. This bit will work well for a more sensitive mouth and the roller works well with horses that like to play with the bit. You want the bit sitting fairly snug in the horse's mouth, not to high and not too low. Adjust the curb chain as you need for control.
The mouthpiece is made of sweet iron which will naturally rust into a light patina. The rust creates a sweet taste for the horse and makes the bit more acceptable and increases salivation for a supple mouth. Copper will also cause the horse to salivate which lubricates the horse's mouth.